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Definition 1: a kind of sideboard or buffet - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for credence in the sense of this definition

(credence is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

Definition 2: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where credence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave credence to the gossip
  • acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years

Synonyms for credence in the sense of this definition

(credence is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of credence ) a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

(... is a kind of credence ) an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid

"the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"

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